Jeeves And Wooster. Image shows from L to R: Bertie Wooster (Hugh Laurie), Jeeves (Stephen Fry). Copyright: Picture Partnership Productions.

Jeeves And Wooster

ITV comedy drama about a man and his valet. 23 episodes (4 series), 1990 - 1993. Stars Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Mary Wimbush, Elizabeth Spriggs and others.

Series 1, Episode 3

Lord Wickhammersley is always one for a wager but, since he came close to losing the East Wing in a game of shove-halfpenny, Lady Wickhammersley has banned betting at Twing. Bertie does not intend to let this stand in his way at the village Sports Day.

Further details

Bertie is invited for a spell at Twing Hall, while a sticky situation brews between his uncle and a waitress.

Lady Wickhammersley has banned all gambling after Lord Wickhammersley lost the East Wing in a game of Shove Ha'penny. However, Bingo Little has a hot tip for the local sack race. Can Jeeves save them from themselves?


This episode is known by the following titles:
The Purity Of The Turf
The Village Sports Day At Twing
The Gambling Event

It is based on the book Very Good, Jeeves.

Broadcast details

Sunday 6th May 1990
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Stephen Fry Jeeves
    Hugh Laurie Bertie Wooster
    Mary Wimbush Aunt Agatha
    Richard Dixon Oofy Prosser
    Guest cast
    Michael Siberry Bingo Little
    Richard Stirling Boko Fittleworth
    John Duvall Freddie Chalk-Marshall
    Michael Ripper Drones Porter
    Nicholas Selby Uncle George
    Paula Jacobs Maud Wilberforce
    Richard Braine (as Richard Brain) Rupert Steggles
    Charles Millham Freddie Widgeon
    Jack Watling Lord Wickhammersley
    Richenda Carey Lady Wickhammersley
    Helena Michell Cynthia
    Cheryl Pay Mavis
    Georgia Allen Hildegarde
    Kelly Cryer Myrtle
    Ruth Burnett Beryl
    Jack May Vicar
    Ben Davis Harold Harmsworth
    James Patten Ted Tucker
    Norman Lumsden Buffers Porter
    Beryl King Mrs Penworthy
    Deddie Davies Serving Lady
    Margaret Lawley Serving Lady
    Writing team
    Clive Exton Writer (Adapted By)
    Production team
    Andrew Nelson Editor
    Eileen Diss Production Designer
    Robert Young Director
    Brian Eastman Producer
    Anne Dudley Composer

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